CLEVELAND– One journalist’s choice of wardrobe on ESPN Thursday morning took aim at the Cleveland Indians‘ controversial Chief Wahoo logo.
Bomani Jones, co-host of “Highly Questionable” and panelist on “Around the Horn,” joked he wore the T-shirt because it was clean. But then went into further explanation of the “Cleveland Caucasians.”
“The reason they won’t get rid of Chief Wahoo, which is completely indefensible, is they could still sell stuff with it. They can say they’re gonna de-emphasize it, but they’re not just gonna set money on fire,” Jones told Molly Qerim.
“What we have here, this is the same thing that goes on with the logo for the Cleveland Indians, right? So, to have a problem with the logo of this, would be to have a problem with the Indians, but if you’re quiet about the Indians, and you got something to say about my shirt, I think it’s time for introspection,” Jones said.
The Indians have been phasing out Chief Wahoo in favor of the block “C” over the last few years.
On Opening Day, a group of Native Americans and their supports protested the use of Chief Wahoo.
“We’re nobody’s mascot,” said Philip Yenyo, executive director of the American Indian Movement of Ohio.